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18th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD (25 – 30 August 2024)

18th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD
25 – 30 August 2024
Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany)
http://www.phd-network.eu/irws/programme/

PROGRAMME

PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (26 – 28 August 2024)

PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (26 – 28 August 2024)

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (29 August 2024)

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

  • Dr Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Dr Simon Jebsen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Dr Heiko Stüber, University of Applied Labour Studies

FEES & CREDIT POINTS

599 Euro (with accommodation and meals)

It is possible to get a certificate on five credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

WORKSHOP VENUE

The workshop will take place at the Akademie Sankelmark, Akademieweg 6, in Oeversee (near Flensburg), Germany.

CONTACT & REGISTRATION

Don’t hesitate to contact the workshop committee (irwsnetwork@gmail.com) for any questions.

Please register for the workshop here or on the workshop website.

ORGANIZERS

  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the FAF Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.

SUPPORTERS

  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics

Call for Papers: SOEP 2024 – 15th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference

Please consider SOEP’s call for papers for SOEP2024, with a submission deadline of February 5th, 2024!

This year, the 15th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2024 – 40 years of SOEP) will be held in Berlin on July 4-5, 2024, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW). The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP (including the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF), SOEP-IS, SOEP-EU-SILC Clone, and LIS/LWS data) with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) and all qualification levels are invited to submit a short abstract.

We particularly welcome contributions examining the individual and collective responses to a changing world. In addition, we encourage submissions beyond this thematic focus, particularly submissions using the longitudinal features of SOEP and papers on survey methodology and cross-national comparative analysis.

Keynote Speakers are:
Simon Jäger | MIT / USA
Jutta Mata | University of Mannheim / Germany

Scientific Committee:
– Charlotte Bartels, SOEP/DIW Berlin
– Adriana Cardozo Silva, SOEP/DIW Berlin
– Markus M. Grabka, SOEP/DIW Berlin
– Nico Pestel, ROA at Maastricht University (Netherlands)
– Christian Schluter, Aix-Marseille Université (France)
– Carsten Schröder, SOEP/DIW Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin
– Cortnie Shupe, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | CFPB (USA)
– Luca Stella, Freie Universität Berlin

Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later
than February 5, 2024, to: soep2024@diw.de

Submitters will be notified by March 4, 2024, approximately, on whether their paper has been accepted.

For more information on the conference and the Call for Papers document, please refer to www.diw.de/soep2024

Please feel free to forward this information to your networks and interested colleagues!
We are looking forward to your submissions.

Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences: Starter Scholarship (Deadline: 15 March 2024)

It is now possible to apply for 2 Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates and become a regular member of the Graduate School.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2024.

The scholarships are available from 01 October 2024 for the duration of one year. We invite highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics.

You can find more information on our website: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/bagss/application/starter-scholarships/

Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences: Start-Up Stipend for Postdoctoral Researchers

BAMBERG GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – POSTDOCTORAL CANDIDATES

Start-Up Stipend

The BAGSS Start-up Stipend for Postdoctoral Researchers is awarded for twelve months with the option of a six-month extension. During the one-year funding period, the holder is expected to develop and submit a grant application to an external funder (e.g. the German Research Foundation or the European Research Council) to finance their own position in the future.

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the Bavarian State. We seek to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing.

Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:

__PILLAR 1
Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
__PILLAR 2
Educational and social inequality across the entire life course
__PILLAR 3
Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social structures in modern societies
__PILLAR 4
Governance, institutional change and political behaviour

A detailed list of topics that will be supervised by professors in our four pillars can be found here:
www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application/topics

// QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS:

We invite applications by highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.

Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its high quality of life and great conditions for research and study. The stipend amounts to 2,500 EUR per month. In addition, grant recipients are provided with office space and necessary equipment. The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career.

For further information about the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website at
www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application

The deadline for the submission of your application is Monday, 15 January 2024.

EURAM 2024 SIG 09_04 Organisational Behaviour Track & MREV Special Issue

Call for Papers: Sustainable HRM and New Ways of Working

Track Proponents & Guest Editors:
Simon Jebsen, University of Southern Denmark
Konstantina Tzini, CUNEF University Madrid, Spain
Sylvia Rohlfer, CUNEF University Madrid, Spain
Abderrahman Hassi, Al Akhawayn University Ifrane, Morocco

EURAM 2024 SIG 09_04 Organisational Behaviour Track & MREV Special Issue

Companies, employees, and scholars alike have taken a growing interest in sustainable HRM (Ehnert et al., 2016; Stahl et al., 2020), especially in the face of current trends in the workplace – like remote working and digitalization – in the post-COVID-19 era (McKinsey Global Institute, 2021). Since HRM practices affect not only employees but also the human, social, and environmental firm context (Rothenberg et al., 2017), developing more sustainable HRM systems can enhance social sustainability (Ehnert, 2009; Pfeffer, 2010) and help organizations not only to reach their corporate sustainability (Taylor et al., 2012) but also traditional performance goals, thereby addressing the some of the grand challenges of nowadays society (George et al., 2016).

To achieve these organisational goals, however, the response of employees, work teams, and managers to sustainable HRM practices is crucial, as they hold a primary role in the success of sustainable HRM (Paulet et al., 2021). The common view is that sustainable HRM will positively affect employees (Aust et al., 2020) and that innovative workplace practices are welcomed, therefore assuming favourable responses at the individual level and, consequently, positive outcomes at the organisational level.

The growing embracement of sustainable HRM and innovative work practices in today´s changing workplace provides excellent research opportunities to study its multifaceted, under-explored outcomes and to contribute to “Fostering Innovation for Grand Challenges”. This track explores the impact of sustainable HRM and workplace innovation on employee attitudes and behaviours, the interplay of sustainable and innovative practices with other corporate initiatives, and its ultimate link to organization-level outcomes.

Possible themes include:

  • The impact of different sustainable HRM and innovative work practices on shaping employee attitudes and behaviours at the individual and group levels. Empirical evidence of positive (e.g., employee well-being, engagement) and negative outcomes for employees (e.g., burden requirements, unethical behaviours) is welcome.
  • Organisational value creation and outcomes of using innovative and sustainable HRM (e.g., innovation, performance).
  • Possible synergies or redundancies stemming from combining sustainable and innovative work practices and other corporate sustainability initiatives and their effect on individual and organisational outcomes.
  • Interplay between sustainable work practices, workplace innovation, and current trends in the workplace, such as remote work and digitalisation, and their effect on individual employee attitudes, behaviour, and performance.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Simon Jebsen (simonf@sam.sdu.dk), Konstantina Tzini, Sylvia Rohlfer, Abderrahman Hassi

This call for papers is related to a European Academy of Management (EURAM) track. We encourage interested colleagues to submit and present their research at the conference. However, it is possible to contribute to the special issue without joining the conference.

European Academy of Management (EURAM)

The European Academy of Management (EURAM) is a learned society founded in 2001. It aims at advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe. With members from 49 countries in Europe and beyond, EURAM has a high degree of diversity and provides its members with opportunities to enrich debates over various research management themes and traditions. EURAM 2024 is from 25 to 28 June 2024 at the University of Bath, School of Management, UK.

The deadline for paper submission is 11 January 2024 (2 pm Belgium time). Contributors are notified of acceptance in mid-March. Further information about the deadlines and important other dates can be found on the EURAM homepage. The author’s guidelines and information about the submission procedure can also be found on the EURAM homepage.

Special Issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies

management revue – Socio-Economic Studies is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advance the study of management, organisation, and industrial relations. The journal publishes articles contributing to theory from several disciplines, including business and public administration, organisational behaviour, economics, sociology, and psychology. Reviews of books relevant to management and organisation studies are a regular feature.

All contributors to the EURAM track are invited to submit their papers for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers for this special issue must be submitted by 30 September 2024. All contributions will be subject to double-blind reviews. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due 31 March 2025. The publication is scheduled for issue 3/2025. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system using ‘SI Sustainable HRM’ as the article section.

The manuscript length should not exceed 9,000 words (excluding references), and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s homepage.

References

  • Aust, I., Matthews, B., & Muller-Camen, M. (2020). Common Good HRM: A paradigm shift in Sustainable HRM? Human Resource Management Review, 30(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100705
  • Ehnert, I. (2009). Sustainability and human resource management: reasoning and applications on corporate websites. European Journal of International Management, 3(4), 419–438. https://doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2009.028848
  • Ehnert, I., Parsa, S., Roper, I., Wagner, M., & Muller-Camen, M. (2016). Reporting on sustainability and HRM: a comparative study of sustainability reporting practices by the world’s largest companies. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(1), 88–108. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2015.1024157
  • George, G., Howard-Grenville, J., Joshi, A., & Tihanyi, L. (2016). Understanding and Tackling Societal Grand Challenges through Management Research. Academy of Management Journal, 59(6), 1880–1895. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2016.4007
  • Lund, S., Madgavkar, A., Manyika, J., Smit, S., Ellingrud, K., & Robinson, O. (2021). The future of work after COVID-19. McKinsey & Company. https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/the-future-of-work-after-covid-19
  • Paulet, R., Holland, P., & Bratton, A. (2021). Employee Voice: The Missing Factor in Sustainable HRM? Sustainability: Science Practice and Policy, 13(17), 9732. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179732
  • Pfeffer, J. (2010). Building Sustainable Organizations: The Human Factor. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(1), 34–45. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMP.2010.50304415
  • Rothenberg, S., Hull, C. E., & Tang, Z. (2017). The Impact of Human Resource Management on Corporate Social Performance Strengths and Concerns. Business & Society, 56(3), 391–418. https://doi.org/10.1177/0007650315586594
  • Stahl, G. K., Brewster, C. J., Collings, D. G., & Hajro, A. (2020). Enhancing the role of human resource management in corporate sustainability and social responsibility: A multi-stakeholder, multidimensional approach to HRM. Human Resource Management Review, 30(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100708
  • Taylor, S., Osland, J., & Egri, C. P. (2012). Guest editors’ introduction: Introduction to HRM’s role in sustainability: Systems, strategies, and practices. Human Resource Management, 51(6), 789–798. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21509

GIGA Training Programm Winter Term 2023 – Course: Working with Concepts

Date and time: 12 – 13 Dec, 1 pm – 6 pm
Place: GIGA, online
Target group: Doctoral Researchers
Language: English

Description: Concepts are foundational to the social-science enterprise. This ten-hour workshop introduces participants to two distinct ways to think about and work with them. One is the positivist approach to what is called concept “formation” or “reconstruction” – the formulation of a technical, neutral vocabulary for measuring, comparing, and generalizing. This approach focuses attention on building concepts with a high degree of external differentiation, internal coherence, explanatory utility, and content validity. The other is an interpretivist approach that focuses on what Dr. Schaffer calls “elucidation.” Elucidation includes both an investigation into the language of daily life and a reflexive examination of social-science technical language. It is intended to illuminate both the world views of the people that social scientists wish to understand and the ways in which social scientists’ embeddedness in particular languages, historical eras, and power structures shapes the concepts with which they do their work.

About the lecturer: Dr. Frederic Schaffer is a Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a board member and past chair of the Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association, founding member of the Methods Excellence Network. His subfield of specialization is comparative politics, and his methodological areas of expertise are interviewing, working with concepts, and interpretivism.

*Participants need to register online by filling in the registration form that is available on our website.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Confirmations of successful registration will only be sent after the deadline has passed.

For questions, please contact Alejandra Calderon at alejandra.calderon@giga-hamburg.de

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg

Information day held by the NCP Bioeconomy on the Workprogramme 2024 Cluster 6

On 10th October 2023 the German National Contact Point for Bioeconomy and Environment, in cooperation with the EU Office of Tutech Innovation and the Research Cluster Biobased Processes and Reactor Technologies (FSP BioProTec) at the Hamburg University of Technology, will inform potential applicants about funding opportunities for selected thematic areas of Cluster 6 “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment” in Horizon Europe.

After an introduction to Horizon Europe and an overview of the rules of participation, the funding opportunities in Destination 3 and 4 in the work programme for Cluster 6 “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment” as well as other funding opportunities in this thematic area will be presented.

More Information and registration

MMG: Doctoral Research Fellowship

The Minerva Fast Track research group ‘Migration, Identity and Blackness in Europe’ situated at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and led by Dr. Johanna Lukate is currently inviting applications for the position of Research Fellow [Doctoral] (m/f/d). The position will be full-time for three years with a starting date of 1 September or earlier.

The successful doctoral research fellow will be joining the research group to carry out a computational social science research project at the intersections of African Studies and digital humanities to understand how public discourses about African migrants in Germany have changed over time. The best applicants have a strong interest in applying computational social research methods to studying social issues, in particular, migration and racialisation. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in computational methods and should have advanced knowledge of R or Python. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (M.A., MPhil, MSc or equivalent) in psychology, sociology, political science, linguistics, data science, or similar.

The full call is available here: https://www.mmg.mpg.de/1109193/mft-job-call-doctoral-fellowship?c=114585

Informal queries may be directed to Dr Johanna Lukate (lukate [@] mmg.mpg.de). For information on the institute and the research group, please consult www.mmg.mpg.de.

2 Starter Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

The scholarships are available from 01 April 2024 for the duration of one year. We welcome applications from candidates aiming to write their doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. The school supports scholarship holders through personal mentoring, workshops and support services. The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the Bavarian State. We seek to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies face.

We are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.

Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its high quality of life and great conditions for research and study. According to the Graduate School’s guidelines, Starter Scholarships amount to a monthly stipend of 1,468.00 EUR, plus other allowances. The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career.

For more information, visit: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/bagss/application/starter-scholarships/

Good Supervision – HRA workshops for experienced researchers

Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to the summer workshops of the Hamburg-Research-Academy on the topic of “Good Supervision”. These workshops are aimed at postdocs, junior research group leaders and W1 professors with supervision responsibilities.

The offers are in English and can be accessed at the following link
https://www.hra-hamburg.de/en/betreuende.html

In particular, I would like to draw the attention to the intensive workshop on “Good Supervision”. The idea behind the workshop is that the participants, after completing it ideally also be active as multipliers for the topic at the University, thus establishing peer groups or low-threshold exchange opportunities for supervisors, which are then further supported by the Hamburg-Research-Academy.

Attendance at all workshops is free for individuals from HRA member universities.

Best,
M. Gürth
Research Officer
Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg
E-Mail: maximiliane.guerth@hsu-hh.de
Phone: +49 (40) 6541-3463